Ecologic Newsletter No 166 – July 2016
- Understanding the Energy Transition in Germany – Publication
- The Energy Transition in Germany and the Renewable Energy Sources Act – Presentation
- Cost and Financing Aspects of Community Renewable Energy Projects – Publication
- Initiatives and Institutes for a Sustainable Economy – Online maps
- Atlas on Fish Protection and Downstream Fish Migration – Publication
- ICAP Summer School on Emissions Trading in Brussels – Event
- Third European Resources Forum in Berlin – Registration is now open!
- Third National Resources Forum 2016 in Berlin – Event
- Transformation Research – contents, goals and methods – Event
- (Senior) Fellow in the Field of EU Agricultural and Soil Policies – Job Opportunity
This brochure is directed to US policy decision makers and provides information on the German energy transition. In the document Brendan O'Donnell and Max Gruenig of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC define and explain the different phases of the German energy transition. The brochure is available for download.
On 5 July 2016, Dr. Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a presentation on "The Energy Transition in Germany and the Renewable Energy Sources Act: Context, Legal and Procedural Aspects" for a delegation from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People's Republic of China. The presentation was part of a study tour on European and German Climate Change Legislation organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The presentation slides are available for download.
While key barriers faced by community renewable energy projects are generally well understood, there is much less information available about the actual costs and financing implications. This report sheds light on the costs and corresponding financial impacts faced by community-owned renewable energy projects, especially in comparison to commercial renewable energy projects. The report, which was written collaboratively by Christine Lucha and Andreas Prahl(Ecologic Institute), is available for download.
An online map showing the key, relevant stakeholders in Germany on the issue of sustainable economy is greatly needed—particularly one that displays practitioners and scientific stakeholders separately. This web-based map created for the project, Scientific Co-ordination of Research Projects on a Sustainable Economy, is able to do exactly this! The overview lists around 200 initiatives, projects and institutions. Ecologic Institute is responsible for the concept, design, programming and content production management.
A newly created atlas for fish protection and downstream fish migration ("Atlas Fischschutz & Fischabstieg") designed and implemented by Ecologic Institute, has been undergoing a test phase since June 2016. The map indicates all the locations of measures for fish protection and downstream fish migration complemented by information taken from associated studies. Furthermore, the filter function highlights specific research and development projects as well as information regarding specific basics and activities. Stakeholders in terms of fish protection and downstream fish migration are invited to add new content to the atlas.
From 4 to 15 July 2016, the 16th ICAP Summer School on Emissions Trading brought together experts from emerging economies and developing countries to learn about emissions trading as a tool for climate protection and to discuss the options and experiences of implementing such systems in developing countries. The Brussels course was the sixteenth of its kind since 2009. 28 mid-career professionals from eleven countries attended the course, which was facilitated by Benjamin Görlach and Matthias Duwe of the Ecologic Institute.
From 9 to 10 November 2016, the German Environment Agency will host its third European Resources Forum conference in Berlin (Germany), presenting a platform for discussion on the issue of sustainable resource use within Europe and worldwide. Registration for the event is now open!
Within the context of the European Resources Forum 2016, the German Environment Agency is hosting the 3rd National Resources Forum on 11 November 2016. The aim of the National Resources Forum (NRF) is to provide a national platform for discussion of the issue of sustainable resource use by focusing on the political and scientific debate on this subject. The registration for the event is now open!
In the last few years, transformation research has gained increasing attention as means of studying socio-ecological crises and radical change towards sustainability. Especially the transformative research mode, through which research actively engages in societal change processes, is intensely debated. This workshop, organized by DRIFT with support from Ecologic Institute, aimed at self-reflection on empirical and theoretical foci, frameworks and suitable research methods in transformation research. The workshop report is available for download.
Ecologic Institute is currently seeking new staff, namely a (Senior) Fellow in the field of EU agricultural and soil policies. For more information regarding the requirements and the necessary application documents, please visit our website and submit your application online.
Publisher: Ecologic Institute, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin
Person in charge: Dr. Camilla Bausch, Ecologic Institut, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin